Hidden in the depths of the mist-shrouded Keliki Valley, Capella Ubud's playful reimagining of a 19th-century explorers' camp raises the glamping bar to new heights. Renowned for his flamboyant interiors, designer Bill Bensley has fashioned 22 canvas tents into fantasy-like lodgings that blend traditional Balinese design with unique antique artefacts. Accessed via jungle-lined suspension bridges, each tent bursts with character by way of hand-carved wooden doors, batik textiles, hammered copper baths and vintage trunks. All tented suites also offer their own private deck and salt-water plunge pool, built around the tangled palms and banyan trees so as to limit the impact on the environment.
Days begin with sunrise yoga, before embarking upon jungle treks accompanied by expert camp rangers, or trips into Bali's spiritual heartland. The adventure does not stop there; sundowners take place around the campfire, where marshmallows are prepped for roasting and guests can catch a silent movie. Enjoy dinner at lively barbecue restaurant ApiJiwa - the superb, locally-inspired tasting menu is not to be missed.
Couples & romantics
THINGS TO DO AT THE CAMP
Take in the blissful surrounds of the jungle from your private terrace
Cool down in the 20-metre outdoor rainforest pool
Enjoy a soothing massage in the spa, or from the comfort of your own tented suite
Restore your balance with sunrise yoga, aerial yoga or chakra healing
Take advantage of the fully equipped gym tent and daily fitness classes
Relax with an evening cocktail or a game of pool in the 'Officer’s Tent’
Allow a camp ranger to put you through your paces on a Jungle Bootcamp
THINGS TO DO NEARBY
Venture further into the lush surroundings on jungle hikes or mountain bike trails
Visit a nearby village to try your hand at traditional Keliki wood carving or painting
Discover Indonesia’s rich history of chocolate production on a cacao workshop
Scale Mount Batur for a memorable sunrise over the island
WINING & DINING
Mads Lange provides seasonal dishes inspired by the historical spice trail, while the Asian barbecue venue ApiJiwa offers an open kitchen and a lively atmosphere. Private dining is an option for those who are reluctant to leave their tented suite. The Officer's Tent serves afternoon tea and cocktails, and The Mortar & Pestle Bar offers refreshments and light meals by the pool. Each evening the camp fire is set up for hot chocolate and s'mores in front of a silent movie on the outdoor cinema screen.
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